QPR appoint Harry Redknapp as new manager on two-and-half year deal
QPR appoint Harry Redknapp as Mark Hughes' successor, with the new manager penning a two-and-a-half year deal at the club
Queens Park Rangers have appointed Harry Redknapp as Mark Hughes’ successor, with the new Hoops boss penning a two-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road.
The 65-year-old replaces Hughes after the Welshman was sacked by the Hoops on Friday following a run of 12 Premier League games without a victory.
Redknapp, who left Tottenham in June, will watch QPR take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, and the former Spurs boss has vowed to get the “necessary” results to kick-start the club’s season.
“I’m delighted to be back in the managerial hot-seat at QPR,” said Redknapp.
“When I spoke to the shareholders and they told me about their plans I knew this was too good an opportunity to turn down.
“There’s no doubt there’s a lot of ability in the squad, but for one reason or another things haven’t gone as well as everyone expected since the start of the season.
“I can’t wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season.”
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes revealed his delight to be able to hire a manager of Redknapp’s calibre, with the club’s majority owner backing the new boss to lead the Hoops to safety.
“Harry was our number one target, the unanimous choice of the Board and we’re delighted we’ve been able to attract him to the club,” said Fernandes.
“He has a proven track record in the Premier League and has all the characteristics we were looking for to get us out of the current situation we find ourselves in.
“His man-management skills are second to none and we are confident he is the right man to lead us away from the bottom of the table.
“We believe we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.”